Source: The post is based on the article “This September was 5th warmest in 143 years: NOAA report” published in Indian Express on 22nd October 2022.
What is the News?
The US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) in its latest report have said that September was the fifth warmest in 143 years.
What are the key highlights from the NOAA report?
2022 could feature among the 10 warmest years ever recorded on Earth.
September 2022 was the fifth warmest in 143 years with the recorded global average temperature rising by 0.88 degrees Celsius over the 20th-century average.
Higher than normal temperatures were recorded over Africa, North America, southern Asia, Atlantic and northern South America regions.
Near normal or cooler temperatures were recorded over Europe, northern Asia, most parts of India and the southeastern Pacific Ocean. This was mainly due to above-average rainfall over northern and southern Asia, Australia, Central Europe, Caribbean islands and the Southeastern US.
Sea Ice extent: The sea-ice extent coverage dropped to the eighth lowest ever. The Arctic sea ice now covers 5.95 lakh square miles below the 1981-2010 average, whereas the Antarctica sea ice is 1.90 lakh square miles below average.